Executive Team

Marissa Parker, Tracy Wu, Kaitlyn Liang, and Emily Crowe are all high school friends from Mississauga, ON, who started Sending Sunshine in 2020. Sending Sunshine is a not-for-profit corporation that collects and distributes cards to seniors both living in the community and residing in care facilities across Canada. The group was inspired to start Sending Sunshine when they noticed  that senior citizens, a group already vulnerable to depression and loneliness, were hit especially hard by the  COVID-19 pandemic, both physically and mentally.

Meet The Team


Marissa Parker

Executive Director


Born and raised in Mississauga, Marissa is a recent graduate of Carleton’s International Business program, and is currently working at the Canadian Red Cross. Outside of the classroom, Marissa’s passions include travelling, running, and having new experiences!


Tracy Wu

Marketing Director


Born in Toronto and brought up in Mississauga, Tracy is currently a J.D. candidate at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law. In her spare time, Tracy likes to hike with her dog Shadow, play badminton, and try new restaurants!


Kaitlyn Liang

External Relations Director


Born and raised in Mississauga, Kaitlyn is attending Stanford University for a MSc program in Applied Physics. In her free time, Kaitlyn likes to learn new things, exercise, and watch Netflix.


Emily Crowe

Events Director


Born and brought up in Mississauga, Emily is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University.  When she is not at school (virtually or otherwise), Emily likes to cook new dishes, attempt knitting projects, and read outside.